OT- I think some of you "old-timers" will enjoy this.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 03:59 pm:

In answer to a post on Facebook, about the Boston Bruins. Especially the last sentence.
I've been a Bruins fan since 1954. My favorite players back then were: John Henderson(goal, wonder why), Ferny Flaman(best defense man ever, not named Bobby Orr), Leo Boivin(defense, who could really body-check), Warren Godfrey(defense, any guesses),Milt Schmidt(center), Don McKenney(center), Fleming MacKell(RW), Leo Labine(RW), Doug Mohns(LW) and Real Chevrefils(LW). My Dad and I use to watch them on the car radio, you kids are to young to understand.

Happy motoring, Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nowell Herman on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 04:08 pm:

Great Story!! With one exception, I am a NY Rangers Fan :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 04:16 pm:

Radio has better pictures than TV.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 04:20 pm:

Steve, How true!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 05:14 pm:

When we were little, my brother and I used to listen to the St. Louis Blues games on the radio at night. This was during the days of Red Baronsen and the Plager brothers. I was always amazed at how well the announcers could keep up with the action and make it so exciting to listen to.

I also remember sneaking a pocket radio into gradeschool and running the wire of the earpiece up through my shirt so that I could listen to the Cardinals world series games during class.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Michael Rogers on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 06:25 pm:

We used to watch the NASCAR races on the car radio out in the driveway. Everybody I knew did this on Sunday afternoon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 06:37 pm:

When you went to Belle Isle in the Detroit River to watch the submarine races, you didn't really need the radio to follow the action.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 08:08 pm:

When I was a kid, we used to set in front of the radio and watch shows like; The Lone Ranger, Sky King, Fibber Mcgee and Molly and on and on.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John F. Regan on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:59 pm:

OK here is a trivia question for you. What link does the current Black Hawk organization have with the Model T Ford community?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:29 am:

What a complete waste of an old-timers time!

Willis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:47 am:

When I was a kid, I was hooked on pulling in far away stations on the big old Knight short wave receiver (boat anchor) my grandpa gave me for Christmas. He had built it from a kit in the late 50s, early 60sw as I recall.

Unlike medium wave (am) stations, those faint short wave signals seemed so far away and mysterious to me. I would sit upstairs in my room night after night searching for interesting broadcasts with the lights out and headphones on. Those large half moon radio dials dimly lighting the room like night lights and my long wire antenna hanging out the open window.

Great fun.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 02:07 am:

I had put together a Heathkit FM tuner and hooked it to my Silvertone HI Fi record player and for some reason it would pick up channel 13 Television, Tampa/St. Pete. Later my parent's tv set broke down and spent a couple weeks in the shop. Back then you could get 'em fixed but it took time. This was during the Cuban missal crisis so we "watched" that whole affair on channel 13 news on my tuner and record player.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:22 pm:

Sorry about that Nowell (I was working at the Bobby Orr-Mike Walton Sports Camp when Dave Maloney was drafted, Brad Park also stopped by to play hockey with the senior staff), Steve, Jay, Mark (Garry Unger, was at the BO-MW S C when I worked there), James & Richard glad to hear you enjoyed watching the games on the radio. John, what's the answer to your question.

Happy motoring, Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 02:24 pm:

I did more than the wire hanging out the window.

After I got in trouble for attempting to put a wire on the roof of our 3 story colonial, I attached it near a second story window and ran it to a big Cherry tree in the back yard.
It took my parents a few days to realize what I did but they let me leave it up.

I tried all types of radios - I even made one out of an old razor blade, pencil, and some wire, - The biggest problem was finding an ear phone that would work.

I really - really wanted on of those big Philco multiband floor radios that got short wave.
When I found one that didn't work, it took me weeks of changing and testing tubes to learn that electronics was not my thing so I had to live with
various table models that I could scrounge up.

That might be why I took mechanical design in college instead of electrical engineering! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 07:29 pm:

Fred, I had a six tube Philco, got a seven strand radio wire, put a big steel washer on the end and threw it as high as I could into an apple tree. Then late at night I could listen to Wheeling, WV, WSM in Nashville, Dodge City, Kansas and many other great country station across this great nation.

Happy motoring, Warren


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John F. Regan on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 07:59 pm:

The coach for the Black Hawks is the nephew of Garry Potter, former MTFCI national president and chair for a few large tours. Garry is just one nice fellow. I think he got a picture with the Stanley Cup the last time the Hawks won it which was the first cup for the same coach.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Hylen- Central Minnesota on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 11:34 am:

"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio." -Gerald Ford


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 02:03 pm:

I remember going out to my play shop about 9 PM in the 40's and looked at my crystal set with head phones. I lived in Calif. and could see New York ,Chicago. and remember Del Rio Texas (send your Quarter and box top) and get things. also the baseball games.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 02:09 pm:

John, when I was working at Bobby Orr's Hockey Camp, Doug Jarret would come into the kitchen and call me the "Big Wooo". I think it might have been a radio station back in Chicago. By the way congratulation the Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks!

Happy motoring, Warren

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFlQw21Bbc


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